British Columbia Party Seeks to Ban Religious Bigotry Among Members
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British Columbia Party Seeks to Ban Religious Bigotry Among Members

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Aiming at anti-Semitism within his own party, Noel Murphy, president of the British Columbia Social Credit League, announced today that he will place before the next annual meeting of the League a constitutional amendment barring racial or religious bigotry.

The step is believed to have been motivated by an incident at the League’s recent provincial convention when one speaker delivered a sharply-worded anti-Semitic address, denouncing “Zionism” which, he said, was responsible for all the present political ills in the world. Not one delegate at the convention took exception to the speech.

Later, however, the anti-Semitic sentiments were denounced by Solon Low, the party’s leader in the Dominion Parliament at Ottawa; Premier W.A.C. Bennett of British Columbia; and Premier E.C. Manning of Alberta, Mr. Murphy’s plan for a constitutional amendment barring bigotry is believed to have as its goal the clarification of the League’s official stand against racial or religious bigotry.

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